It is said that home is where the heart is, and the heart of every home is the kitchen. For many, the kitchen is where large amounts of time is spent, and for that reason, we want our kitchen to line up with our particular style and taste. If you are looking to update your kitchen, a little (or big!) change to your cabinets can make your entire kitchen look like new.
Updating Your Cabinets
If getting new cabinets was not in your agenda check out these great ideas on how to update your cabinets without replacing. These ideas will have your kitchen looking refreshed without much hassle. Take a look at these great ideas from Better Homes & Gardens:
Play up cabinet hardware – Adding some antique handles or vintage knobs can add style to your cabinets without having to
replace them. Your kitchen will be looking retro in no time.
Glossy finish – Paint your cabinets and add a glossy finish. This way the cabinets will reflect the light and add a contemporary feel.
Distressing cabinets – Distressing your cabinet may seem like an oxymoron when trying to update a kitchen, but distressing
can give your kitchen a sense of history and help downplay any extra shiny modern appliances.
Here are some tips to help when renovating your home: 11 Necessary Steps When Renovating Your Home
Chalkboard panels – Leave yourself a memo so nothing slips your mind and add a chalkboard panel. Use chalkboard paint on any panel including pantry doors to create a note worthy kitchen.
Replacing Your Cabinets
If you plan to replace all cabinet doors then these ideas are great. They will turn any bland kitchen into a stylish and modern cooking area. Use these ideas to help create the kitchen of your dreams.
Glass (Lead, Textured, Normal) cabinets – Glass cabinets can do a lot for a kitchen. Regular glass cabinets can help showcase your playful glassware while textured glass can add space and hide your mismatched collections. Another great glass is leaded glass, which can add a vintage style to any cabinet door.
Turn it sideways – Want a sleek and modern kitchen? Flip the cabinets sideways and have the grain running horizontally. It will give your kitchen a loft-like style.
Mix it up – Another great idea is to update to cabinets of different styles and colors to add contrast to any kitchen. It will also make your kitchen visually interesting.
Tambour doors – Hide any large spacious appliance behind a tambour door. It lifts like a garage door and can break up any large space.
Chicken wire – Another great idea is to add inserts such as chicken wire to a cabinet door. Chicken wire will give the kitchen a rustic feel and goes great with any country or cottage décor.
For ideas on paint colors, see: Popular Paint Colors 2014
Are you into the latest and greatest in technology? Here is a great idea on how to update to a smart kitchen. This gadget will make any tech homeowner happy.
Silent cabinets – With silent cabinets you will be making your kitchen a more quiet and peaceful place. Add an anti-slam device to any cabinet and they will slow and cushion the door every time they are shut. You will never hear a slammed cabinet door again!
Cabinets are a large part of your kitchen décor. Just a few updates to those and your kitchen could change the entire look of your kitchen, and with these ideas, there is no shortage of changes that can be done!